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Nathan (prophet) in Wikipedia
Nathan the Prophet (fl. c. 1000 BC) was a court prophet who
lived in the time of King David and Queen Bathsheba. He came
to David to reprimand him over his committing adultery with
Bathsheba while she was the wife of Uriah the Hittite whose
death the King had also arranged to hide his previous
His actions are described in the Books of Samuel, Kings, and
Chronicles (see especially, 2 Samuel 7:2-17 , 12:1-25 .)
Nathan wrote histories of the reigns of both David and of
Solomon (see 1 Chronicles 29:29 and 2 Chronicles 9:29 ), and
was involved in the music of the temple (see 2 Chronicles
In 1 Kings 1:8-45 it is Nathan who tells the dying David of
the plot of Adonijah to become king, resulting in Solomon
being proclaimed king instead.
The feast day of Nathan the Prophet is on 24 October. In the
Eastern Orthodox Church, and those Eastern Catholic Churches
which follow the Byzantine Rite, he is commemorated as a saint
on the Sunday of the Holy Fathers (i.e., the Sunday before the
Great Feast of the Nativity of the Lord).
Nathan (son of David) in Wikipedia
Nathan (Hebrew: נתן, Modern Natan Tiberian Nāṯān) was the
third of four sons born to King David and Bathsheba in
Jerusalem. He was an older brother of Solomon.
In the New Testament, the genealogy of Jesus according to the
Gospel of Luke traces Jesus' lineage back to King David
through the line of Nathan, although the Gospel of Matthew
traces it through Solomon.
Nathan is also mentioned to be the son of David in 2 Samuel
5:14, & 1 Chronicles 3:5 & 14:4.